Hall explores wealth of Civil War history in new book

(Editor’s note: Stephen A. Corker, the subject of a new book by Dublin author John C. Hall Jr., was a Burke County lawyer and farmer. His family started the First National Bank of Waynesboro in 1905 and was very prominent here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A family trust still owns land in Waynesboro, and one of […]

Vandals hit Citizens Park

The dream for a brand new tennis facility in Burke County became reality back in 2005. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent building courts, adding bathrooms, bleachers, a pro shop. Today, folks are tearing up the place and leaving beer cans and sleeves of Copenhagen behind amongst the mess. Rolene Rowell, director of the Burke County Recreation Department (BCRD), […]

Wimberly House summer camp to begin Monday

The structure of summer camp at Wimberly House may be a bit different this year, but organizers promise to bring just as much fun as they have over the past few decades. According to Nancy Minyard, Executive Director of Wimberly House, the ministry’s annual camp will begin next week, Monday, July 17, and continue until Friday, July 21, from 9 […]

Final thanks for fireworks donations

Heavy rains didn’t discourage the crowd, and the skies cleared up right on time for the show. In fact, City of Waynesboro Downtown Development Director Don Lively said the annual fireworks show was estimated to have its largest attendance in history. Mad Anthony’s Big Boom, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, is funded by individuals and businesses of the local […]

Respect for Law

Each year, the Waynesboro Optimist Club honors local law enforcement employees. To celebrate their “Respect for Law,” the organization selects upon recommendation, the names of individual law enforcement officers who exemplify the highest values of their profession. Those officers and their guests then are invited to attend a club meeting in which they are honored. Pictured with Matt Abrams, far […]

Crushing Mugs ministry to deliver message in Burke

Guilt is a terrible thing to carry. Janie Mathis Abumere says her purpose is to remind others of their own purpose and to stop harboring what has hurt them. Through a ministry called Crushing Mugs, which stands for many unknown guilts, she and her husband, John, plan to reach out to teenage girls and women this Saturday and help them […]

Critical blood shortage reported

The Waynesboro Mennonite School recently hosted a community blood drive to help alleviate a critical shortage of several blood types. Shepeard Community Blood Center reported there was less than a one day supply of O+, O-, B+ and B- blood types on the shelves for local patients in need. “Approaching the long holiday weekend, our shelves were stocked and inventory […]

BCHS new student registration

New students planning to attend Burke County High School for the 2017-2018 school year can register either Thursday, July 20, or Friday, July 21. Parents and students may attend a session either at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. each day. Attendees are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time. Documents required are certificate of immunization; hearing, dental […]

Veterans Service office will be closed July 17-21

The Burke County office of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS), along with all other offices statewide, will be closed July 17-21. All employees will spend the week participating in annual training. “This training is necessary to ensure our employees maintain certification and stay up-todate on the latest changes to regulations governing veterans’ benefits,” said George Canavaggio, Assistant Commissioner […]

CAC Formation for Shell Bluff REMOP

Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (GA WAND) in collaboration is the Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL) would like to invite anyone who is interested in serving on the Community Advisory Council (CAC) to an interest meeting on July 13, at the Waynesboro City Hall building, 628 Myrick St., Waynesboro, at 6 p.m. The CAC serves as an advisory council […]